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Bamboo-cutting Competition performed by the monks@Kurama-Dera Temple, Kyoto.

Japanese Monks Cutting Bamboo Festival

On June on Mt Kuruma north of Kyoto an interesting ritual is held where Japanese Buddhist monks hack at thick bamboo stalks in order to drive out evil and ensure good harvests. The ritual is known as Takekiri-eshiki and goes back over a thousand years

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Awaodori Season Soon Starting – Awaodori Beauties

It is that time of the year again, it is time to get ready for the Awaodori dance festival season to start again! Despite being quite far from the Awaodori homeland, the island prefecture of Tokush…

Japanese Bugaku dance costume for Kids. Bugaku is music and the dance that I approximately just handed down an ancient style to to date.

Just shaving off his beard allowed Wooster to mingle in public without being recognised.

芸妓さんと舞妓さんのブログ - Maiko Fukumi wearing a pastel purple kimono    She is now retired and I miss her so much. Her name literally means “beautiful”.

geisha-kai: “Maiko Fukumi wearing a pastel purple kimono (SOURCE) She is now retired and I miss her so much. Her name literally means “beautiful” ”

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